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Senior Decarbonization Engineer - Fuels: Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Industrial Engineer Jobs, Mine Planning/Scheduling Jobs, Mining Engineer Jobs, Project Management Jobs
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
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Please note:  This position has the possibility to work remotely up to 100% of the time.  The position will require occasional travel to the Phoenix corporate offices and/or site locations.  This position may be performed anywhere in the U.S. except California, New Hampshire, Michigan, Illinois and New York.  Additional states may be excluded from remote work based on business factors.  Should the position shift to in-office work in the future, the company will offer relocation benefits at that time should the position meet the established eligibility for these benefits.


Under general supervision, provide analysis, coordination, technical expertise, and guidance on operational energy and fuel requirements with a focus on reducing the associated emissions of these inputs to provide the insights essential to continue Freeport’s established record of safe, efficient and responsible production for long-term value.

  • Works collaboratively to develop Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon mitigation opportunities and associated impacts for projects and initiatives at global mining operations and maintains enterprise-wide carbon abatement curves to help inform strategy and investment decisions
  • Perform scoping-level and/or prefeasibility engineering studies and preliminary financial analysis to quantify cost and carbon impacts or other consequences/benefits
  • Review fuel and energy requirements for mine plans and models carbon equivalent emissions profiles under different abatement scenarios in the development of and regular updates to the decarbonization roadmap
  • Monitor energy and fuel industry trends and evaluate emerging fuel technologies (hydrogen, biofuels, geothermal, energy storage and other low carbon fuels)
  • Monitor global fuel and emissions regulation and market changes and collaborate across the company to promote alignment, achieve voluntary targets and compliance with local requirements
  • Work collaboratively to calculate and verify market based emissions factors and manage internal environmental attribute (carbon offsets and RECs) programs, including supporting internal audit and assurance.
  • Conduct targeted education and communicates strategies within the organization at all levels in defining business cases, synthesizing feedback and aligning decarbonization projects, initiatives and roadmap to successfully meet company goals and objectives.
  • Participate in cross functional teams to develop and maintain tools supporting data management, verification and reporting
  • Perform other duties as requested.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline and five (5) years related experience in engineering or related field, OR
  • Master’s degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline and three (3) years related experience in engineering or related field.
  • Ability to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions through data analytics and quantitative models.
  • Skill in working on cross function teams
  • Skill in managing large/complex engineering projects while working collaboratively with a diverse set of stakeholders
  • Ability to build trust and credibility with leadership and operations
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze a wide range of fuel sources, use cases and the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Skill in effective communication, both verbal and written


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional accreditations such as PE, CEM LEED
  • Relevant advanced degree in engineering, sustainability or business management
  • Experience in mine planning or mine engineering
  • Experience with evaluation, measurement and verification of energy efficiency activities
  • Experience with emissions mitigation strategies utilized in extractive sectors
  • Experience in greenhouse gas emission inventory accounting and climate-related disclosure frameworks such as GRI, DJSI, GRESB
  • Bilingual in Spanish



  • Work is in a mine or manufacturing plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects up to thirty (30) pounds during the course of the workday
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment.
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required.
  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as allowed by applicable state laws

Freeport-McMoRan has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs require employees to perform essential job functions that pose a direct threat to the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others.  Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safey-sensitive:

  • Site-based positions, or positions which require unescorted access to site-based operational areas, which are held by employees who are required to receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT, HAZWOPER and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or
  • Positions which are held by employees who operate equipment, machinery or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing the essential functions of their job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose "motor vehicles" includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel); or
  • Positions which Freeport-McMoRan has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description and which upon further review continue to be designated as safety-sensitive based on an individualized assessment of the actual duties performed by a specifically identified employee.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

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